Friday, June 13, 2014

Prehistoric Kids Day at Upper Newport Bay June 28

Prehistoric Kids Day at Upper Newport Bay June 28

[Newport Beach, CA] - OC Parks in partnership with The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will host Prehistoric Kids Day on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Muth Interpretive Center at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. The Prehistoric Kids Day event will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and local Native American history to the community.

Prehistoric Kids Day will be fun for both young and old, with a number of activities including archaeological and paleontological demonstrations and exhibits, a Junior Scientist Camp featuring educational crafts and hands-on activities. Members of the Kizh/Gabrielino tribe will be present to share their culture with visitors. Additionally, the Toll Roads/LSA Associate’s Fossils in Your Backyard, the Fullerton Arboretum, the Felidae Conservation Fund, Destiny Colocho, Rock-n-Roll Reptiles, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, and OC Parks will all have booths to share information and educate visitors. Other activities include guided walking tours, flint knapping and local wildlife.

Family Event ~ Orange County’s Archaeology, Paleontology, History, & Nature
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Muth Interpretive Center, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA
For more information please call 949-923-2290 or 714-647-2100.

The Junior Scientist Camp will include the following activities:
-Archaeology and Paleontology sand-box digs
-Make Your Own Fossil
-Native American Rock Art
-Make Your Own Shell Jewelry
-Prehistoric Coloring book

The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center is a partnership between California State University, Fullerton and the County of Orange, through OC Parks. The Cooper Center is committed to the preservation, curation, and management of the fossils and artifacts within the County for the purpose of scientific research, outreach, and education. For more information, visit

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